Sick Day

Writing this post from bed today. Had to take a sick day from work after a less than pleasant night and an uncomfortable and painful morning.

My night was spent tossing and turning trying to sleep between bouts of feverish nightmares. I woke up at least three times in tears, very restful. I know it’s pretty usual to have hormone driven nightmares in pregnancy, I’ve already experienced some, but not like these ones. These were not baby/pregnancy fear related, they were rough, senseless, painful images.

I was glad to be awake and out of bed by 7:30. Showered, ate breakfast and then my stomach started bubbling. Gas related pain? Maybe. Threw up and now I’m in bed. Watching Law & Order on the laptop, being comforted by our cat Jinsey. He can always tell when I’m feeling unwell.

God bless the intuition of animals and their furry little bodies that make excellent hot water bottles!


There’s Something In The Water

Has anyone else experienced round ligament pain? Jeez that stuff hurts! I bought myself a body pillow thinking it would help but I’m yet to use it. It’s been too warm at night to consider an additional blanket/pillow type object in bed. Any tips/tricks?

Anyway that’s not what this post is specifically about. Rather, it feels like there must be something in the water.

In the three years I’ve been with NOtown there has never been so many pregnant skaters! Yesterday it was announced a fifth skater is pregnant, well technically she is the fourth currently pregnant as the first skater just gave birth.

Everyone had a very happy Christmas/New Years and start to the spring!

This week has been busier on the work front, with mothers day coming up more hours have arose, no complaints here. It’s nice to finally be in an environment where colleagues feel like friends and family and even though it’s a corporation there is attention spent on the individual stores and the people in them. I never got that feeling working for DMAT or Macy’s.

This coming week is going to be a fun one, it’s our mid pregnant ultrasound! A chance to find out the sex of baby and see him/her in more detail than we have thus far. The only thing I’m dreading is drinking the 32oz’s of water thirty minutes before the appointment. The slightest push on my bladder may mean a spare change of underwear and some embarrassment.

On The Road Home From Laguna

Today we are heading home from Laguna with NOtown’s C and B teams taking the wins over South Coast Roller Derby. The C team, Raisin Hell came out on top with a whopping 198 to 40! The B team, Gang Stars played a hard fought game to finish 85 to South Coasts 83.

At times it was clear to see the frustrations from both teams with ref calls, missed opportunities and individual hardships. But despite this both sides came out smiling.

Had I not been penalty timing I’d have loved to take notes on the games to share with you. Next time!

We’re now about two hours from Fresno on our trip back, refueled on Denny’s and laughter and looking forward to naps, well I am at least!


Heading to Laguna

Tomorrow morning i’ll be heading to Laguna with the B and C team ladies of NOtown. I’ll be NSOing whilst the teams take on South Coast Roller Derby. We’re taking van’s down and sharing rooms at an old grain mill that has been converted into a hotel, it should be pretty interesting. And, for the the fact that the ladies i’ll be bunking with will have to deal with my pregnant ass!

I’ve not traveled any distance more than an hour or so since becoming pregnant, so I’m hoping my sudden need to pee every half hour leaves me be for the ride there and back. If not i’ll be doing lots of cross legged jigging in order to not be a pain or in desperation, pee into a bottle.

Here’s to safe travels and a great weekend.


Unnecessary Stress

Is the last thing I need. Today I made a difficult choice to turn my back on a family member. The choice was made easier however by their partner who decided to take it upon themselves to cause unnecessary drama for little to no reason at all. I don’t like drama at the best of times, let alone via facebook where it was made clear that despite any rational and reasonable comments I made, I would come out looking like the bad person in it all when I was cut off mid sentence by them deleting me.

What is it with people and thinking that facebook and other networking sites are appropriate platforms to cause arguments?

I didn’t want to post about anything too personal here, especially not about such negative events. But, it is on my mind. And, although I have washed my hands of them, I know they will crop up some place, some how and continue on their journey of turning the rest of the family against them, and when they do, they will be sadly mistaken if they think I will have any sympathy for them.

I do not need cancerous people in my life, I will cut them out. It’s not healthy for me or my child to be experiencing such stress, especially when it has me shaking and feeling as if I want to throw up.

I know we all go through difficult times with family and friends. I just thank God for the positive forces in my life, family and friends who are true in their beliefs, their nature and their desire to be good people and do good things.